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Bits n' Bytes Software Offers Find it EZ, New Developer Search Engine

Bits n' Bytes Software has released Find it EZ, a Google-based code search tool that lets developers easily locate references to every variable, table, or column name in an application. Find it EZ is available as a Visual Studio add-on and works with .NET Framework and other languages and development platforms (e.g., C/C++, Java, Visual Basic, JavaScript, HTML, XML, PHP) and databases (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL Azure, Amazon RDS).

Find it EZ benefits developers by enabling them to determine the exact location and interrelation of every instance of every element across all parts of an application, so that they can more accurately estimate the size, scope, and cost of proposed modifications. Development teams can use the tool to pinpoint the full impact of every software change request, across all components (core program, database, and reports).

Find it EZ also offers the potential to make code reviews easier. For example, using Find it EZ, a developer or DBA can scan all triggers, stored procedures, views, and user-defined functions in a single search request. The tool finds every place that a target phrase is used, including embedded SQL calls and SELECT statements that may be hidden within Crystal Reports formulas or embedded within C#, ASP, or other source code files. This information can help developers perform impact analysis and improve the quality of their code.

The product includes a highlighted viewer to see matches in full context; supports Boolean, wild-card, and REGEX search engine syntax; and includes search-filtering options. Find it EZ is priced at $175 for a single-user license. You can download a fully functional 30-day trial version here.

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